The Nigeria Professional Football League has lost one of its top stars again following the transfer of Anayo Iwuala from Enyimba to Tunisia Ligue 1 champions, Espérance.
The North African team completed the signing of the new Super Eagles winger on Monday.
Iwuala, 22, departed the shores of the country a few days ago to sort out his contract with the former African champions.
After passing his mandatory medical tests, the North Africa club confirmed the erstwhile Enyimba star as their lastest acquisition via a post on their social media handle.
“Anayo Iwuala is officially an Esperance player!,” read a tweet on the Tunisian club’s official Twitter handle.
According to reports, Espérance parted with a transfer fee of about $500,000 to NPFL club, Enyimba international for the services of Iwuala.
It is also reported that the dazzling winger will earn around $45,000 monthly salary at his new club.
This move by Iwuala confirms Super Eagles coach Genort Rohr’s claim that players from the local scene often move abroad once they feature for the national team.
Rohr said this in his defence, following criticisms that he does not give room for home-based players in the Super Eagles.
Iwuala has now joined the long list of Nigerian players, who, at different times, played for Esperance.
The list includes the likes of Julius Aghahowa, Michael Eneramo, Edith Agoye, and Emem Eduok.
Support PREMIUM TIMES' journalism of integrity and credibility
Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.
For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.
By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.
TEXT AD: To advertise here . Call Willie +2347088095401...